COVID-19 News of not from Loveland City Schools

“Tiger Talk” – Loveland City School District

LOVELAND, OH (October 9, 2020) – Here is the latest COVID-19 news released by Loveland Schools in “Tiger Talk” today.

Loveland High School where four students have tested positive for COVID-19 this week (FILE)

COVID-19 Vigilance

Tiger Family,

As we move forward with our return to full in-person learning, we want to assure everyone that we will continue to keep a close eye on COVID-19 cases and our own safety precautions.

Keeping our community healthy, our students learning, and our schools operating at a full in-person schedule requires a collective commitment to safety. 

Masks, hand washing, and physical distancing outside of school will remain important. Keeping students home when they are ill, staying home while waiting for results of a COVID test and following quarantine rules if you have a positive case in your home will also be key. We want to avoid COVID-19 entering our schools, putting students, staff and their families at risk, and disrupting learning with quarantines.

Students in PK-8 will return to full in-person learning beginning Monday, October 12. Our current transition plan calls for grades 9-12 to return to full in-person learning October 26. There will be no changes for students in our Remote Learning Academy.

This week we have been notified of 5 positive COVID-19 tests among our students and staff. As we get that information, we share it with you via email updates and weekly we post our COVID-19 dashboard on the website so everyone can track our number of positive cases and quarantines.

While the number of cases reported is greater than previous weeks, it is important for parents, students and staff to know that in each of these cases the transmission has taken place outside of school. Additionally, at this point we have had very few incidents where a positive COVID test has resulted in additional students being quarantined because of close contact at school.

Based on the experiences in other school districts that are in full capacity, quarantines will likely become more common as we move forward with our transition to full in-person learning. Since students are not allowed to come to school when quarantined, we have grade-specific family and student instructions when quarantined information you can access here, and it will be updated as our high school students return to in-person learning.

Current Ohio Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control guidance calls for quarantine for 14 days for people who are in close contact with an infected person. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or more. Bringing students back into school five days per week will mean physical distancing in classrooms will be 3 feet, when possible. What we have seen from other districts that have moved away from a blended learning model is that quarantine requirements are forcing large numbers of students to stay home. At times, a single positive test result can lead to dozens of students being required to quarantine.

We are all in this together as we work toward a safe and successful school year.

Computer Security Important Information For Parents

Important Technology Information

With devices becoming even more central to students’ education, we want to remind Tiger families of an important tool called Securly. It helps provide the highest level of safety for students while using a school device or on their school account. Securly is a cloud-based web filtering system that allows full visibility into online activity. With Securly the district receives notifications for flagged content and can take action as necessary. Parents can also monitor their child’s internet browsing history by signing up for a Securly Parent Portal account. Parents can also create additional internet filters and rules for their child’s on-line access.


Click here for more information about Securly.

Click here to sign up for the Parent Portal. (You will receive an email from Securly once your account has been set up by the Loveland Technology Support Team.)

October Healthbeat

The Loveland Health Services team has put together resources reminding students, parents and staff of the importance of “the bundle” of strategies for protecting against COVID-19. There is also information for families about accessing testing, and the upcoming Red Ribbon Week being organized by LEAAD (Loveland Educating Against Alcohol and Drugs). This month’s Healthbeat can be accessed here.
Loveland Elementary Parent Teacher Association Fall Walk-a-thon

Loveland Elementary Walk-a-Thon Tradition Continues

The Loveland Elementary PTA is wrapping up it’s 7th Annual LEPTA Fall Walk-a-thon. This year, the walk went virtual but there has been a great turn out. The economic effects of COVID-19 have been devastating to many, but this fundraiser will make a big impact.

The support of the Loveland community through this event helps provide students with educational opportunities through technology, Makerspace, interactive learning tools and much more.

Families can create their student’s page and make a donation here.

Members of the community who don’t have a Loveland student but want to show their support can click here.

Donations will be accepted through Monday, October 12.

Day of Giving Donations

Loveland Community Turns Out for WLWT Day of Giving

The Loveland community’s generosity was on full display Thursday, October 8, during the WLWT Project CommUNITY Day of Giving. NEST (Nutrition, Education, Safety, Transformation) Community Learning Center stepped up to collect items for families in need. All day long food items were dropped off at the NEST office and financial donations were made through the NEST PayPal account.

While terms like “unprecedented” and “traumatic” have been used to describe the times we are living through, NEST frequently hears the word “caring.”

“We are constantly amazed that throughout this pandemic and ALL that it has affected, how our community of supporters have continued to be there and care for us and the kids that we serve and support academically, nutritionally and emotionally,” said NEST Executive Director Evangeline DeVol.

NEST wants to deliver a big THANK YOU to the community from the bottom of their hearts.

Donations can also be made on the NEST website.

Loveland City School district COVID-19 data through 10/9